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Posted in: The ultimate battle for ham sandwich supremacy – we examine Japan’s convenience store sandwiches See in context

Lawson and 7-Eleven sandwiches costing 250 yen. The FamilyMart version was marginally cheaper at 239 yen. 

Not according to your photo. The Lawson sandwich is the cheapest one.

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Posted in: Japan’s first 100% non-alcoholic and vegan bar to open in Tokyo’s Roppongi district See in context

They're equating vegan with plant-based / health-conscious, which is how many people see veganism here. I guess that's why it's non-alcohol. Good luck to them - indeed, it's nice to have a variety of places, especially places where the floor doesn't stick to your shoes...

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Posted in: Panel calls for penalizing foreigners who refuse deportation See in context

If someone can't afford to pay their way out of the country, how will they pay a fine?

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 24-year-old girlfriend See in context

Women are strongly encouraged to withdraw complaints and to not file police reports against physical attacks by men they know. There are cases where they have been told to. You have to stand your ground and understand the abuse you'll be put through if you file a report.

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Posted in: With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real See in context

Interesting comments being made here, and I knew nothing about the death of Ms White, so I read up on it.

It appears that his ex-girlfriend died by suicide in 2015, after having married to a man called Mark Burton (possibly for document purposes?) in 2013.

The family sued Carrey a year later, accusing him of providing the prescription drugs which Ms White used to kill herself. They claimed that he tested positive for STDs, and had sex with her without telling her he was STD+. The claim appears to be connected to Ms White forging papers that said she was STD-, and possibly trying to blackmail Mr Carrey...

They said he supplied her with illegal drugs as well as prescription drugs despite knowing she had a history of depression and mental fragility...

And on it goes. You can find all this and more online, but basically, what commenters have lightly written above, is barely a fraction of the story.

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Posted in: With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real See in context

This will be an interesting read - no run-of-the-mill ghostwritten bio this, it will be worth the time.

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Posted in: Over 30,000 goldfish on display at Art Aquarium, Tokyo’s newest Instagrammable spot See in context

Fish are the easiest pets in the world to keep....

ie You have not idea if they are suffering or not, and it doesn't matter if they die.

This sounds and looks dreadful. Stuffing living creatures in here and bombarding them with this light and noise. Torture as entertainment.

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Posted in: Greener straws offer an organic alternative to plastic and paper See in context

I don't need a straw to drink from a glass. I can even lift my glass with one hand.

Some people do, because they can't. But the default should be NOT to give a straw unless one has been requested. More and more alternatives to plastic straws have been developed; there is no need for single-use plastic.

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Posted in: Man arrested after slapping face of 8-year-old boy See in context

a few real men 

These are all "real men", dear - the violent ones, the cheats, the manipulators, the liars, the rapists, the killers. They are just as real as the men who don't hit, cheat, abuse, rape, and kill.

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Posted in: Names of 18 and 19-year-old criminals to no longer be concealed from 2022 See in context

This is so annoying. Why not just execute all the criminals?

What a ridiculous example of online hysteria.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'Can I sue my husband's mistress for psychological stress?' See in context

 It is excruciatingly difficult for a man to get a divorce in Japan unless his wife agrees. The procedure is medieval and can last as long as 5 years.

Both people must consent for a quick divorce, this is true.

Presumably, by "a man... his wife" you mean "a person...their spouse". Or are you suggesting only the men have problems?

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'Can I sue my husband's mistress for psychological stress?' See in context

divorce is so difficult to get

It isn't, but staying together is economically and socially the easier option, even when you hate each other.

However, his screwing around reflects very poorly on him, not on her. They need to come to a mutually beneficial agreement, not sneak around and lie.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'Can I sue my husband's mistress for psychological stress?' See in context

The biggest mistakes this woman made are in marrying the cheating arse nugget in the first place, and then by staying with him.

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: 'Can I sue my husband's mistress for psychological stress?' See in context

It is - or used to be common in Japan to sue someone your spouse has been having an affair with if it has damaged or broken your marriage. Actions have consequences, and those who say they are not in the wrong because they are not the one cheating, are kidding themselves.

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Posted in: Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better See in context

This is not a case of harmless property damage. he is leaving the woman stranded and isolated without transport. in the time it takes them to call a cab and/or JAF, he could attack and kill them. This is an act of aggression, and he should have been dealt with a long time ago. He is a potential killer, if not an actual one.

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Posted in: Aichi man arrested again after having slashed over 1,000 women’s tires to get to know them better See in context

Generally speaking, the only people who go to prison are the ones who can't pay their way out of it. Having a prison sentence has little to do with your guilt, and everything to do with your bank account.

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Posted in: Japanese women feeling pressured by image of perfect 'mama': study See in context

Sorry, but in Japan, I feel more for the salary man who...

they should know compared to Japanese men...

Japanese men have got it much harder than

Whataboutery at its most bloated.

It is interesting to compare how, in comments about articles describing the plight of the modern man, women overwhelmingly express sympathy and information in support of men, without immediately trying to dismiss their problems and diverting attention elsewhere.

Let's ignore the salary men. Lets ignore the pressure being put on men to succeed.

Yes, in an article about women, reviewing a book about women, that is a good idea. I am sure, however, that in articles about men, you are the first to jump up and shout about how women are being ignored. Aren't you...?

Japanese women are in a much better position than most women in the world!

How is this relevant? If it is, people would surely never write a word of complaint about anything that affects them, since it's worse in Somewhere Else.

Why not just read this article and discuss its contents, without running around like a distracted three-year-old at Christmas?

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Posted in: Man abandons mother’s body in apartment; tries to get money from her bank account See in context

The sheer number of people who don't report the death of a family member in order to continue receiving pension payments, or continue using bank account funds, would suggest there is a particular problem within society.

I have never seen any stats on this. Can you share the link where you got the information about these numbers?

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Posted in: China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population See in context

@itsonlyrocknroll

The Global community breaks out righteously in condemnation of the death of a blackman. 

Yet here we have the Government of China kneeling on the necks of a whole race?

Are we to believe that BLM however Uighurs are less equal?

Quit whining about what you think others aren't doing, and find out what human rights organizationa are doing, join them, and then tell us what is being done.

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Posted in: China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population See in context

People all over the world start riots because of skin color...but not when women are forced to be sterilized against their will.

Firstly, I think you mean protesting.

Secondly, nobody's stopping anyone from arranging a protest. Why not lead the charge?

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempted murder of mother, brother See in context

What kind of monster would try to kill the woman who gave him life, and the man he grew up with - his closest kin? Unspeakable wickedness. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key. Hanging's too good for him.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka called racist after posting meme in response to COVID-19 cases See in context

Welcome to our (white) world Naomi.

Any innocent comment or cartoon by a Caucasian, is twisted by the PC’ers, & we are called racists

Poor white people. So misunderstood.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting high school girl on Tokyo train See in context

Why the hell did she let it happen 9 times? Enabling people like him is part of the problem

Vince Black - check a dictionary, look up 'enabling'. Then check yourself and your victim-blaming. Its people like you who are part of the problem and are the reason victims of abuse and assault often don't speak up.

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Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for confining children aged 2 and 1 in room See in context

@juminRhee -

You don't seem to understand the difference between existing and not existing. If the children have been born, raised, and are alive, they exist.

If they have not, they don't exist.

A room is not the same as nothingness.

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Posted in: Store staff stop talking to customers because of coronavirus; some hope change is permanent See in context

Lush staffers in Japan drive me up the wall. You know how small their branches are, and yet within a couple of minutes every single staffer will have approached me to explain that I am looking at shampoo, that *this is soap, or to give me a basket. I tell each one I don't need help, but still they won't leave me alone.

I know it's store policy, and it is infuriating, to the point that I will leave the shop without buying any of the things I want to buy. If they have stopped this attack-style of sales, I might even start going back.

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Posted in: Man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt on train platform See in context

Monty says:

If there are not bigger problems or crimes like that in Japan, I will repeat my saying from many posts here before: I feel very safe in Japan!

As you are a woman, Monty, you must be very aware of the extra precautions women have to take to feel and be safe. Can you tell us what you do to feel safe?

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Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for confining children aged 2 and 1 in room See in context

Sounds like that would punish the kids by them not existing.

A nonsensical statement. Since they wouldn't exist, they wouldn't know or care.

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Posted in: What do you think of the nicknames that some sports teams use? For example, in the U.S., the NFL's Washington Redskins and other teams are under pressure to change their monikers because they are seen as being disrespectful to Native Americans. See in context

I don't see why they can't just call the teams something catchy, like Washington Whiteboys, Atlanta Invaders, or Cleveland Colonisers.

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Posted in: Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order against trespasser See in context

A modern-day scourge, when people proudly announce their ignorance of current affairs and culture.

I hope the police and justice system are this conscientious about all stalkers. They can easily turn out to be a rapist and murderer-in-waiting.

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